MEDIA COVERAGE
12 May 2014

The Moscow Times publishes commentary by Mark Rovinsky on amendments to the Tax Code

The Finance Ministry is finalizing plans to levy a property tax on individual homeowners and ratchet up the cost by pegging the tax rate to cadastral property values.

1 May 2014

Competition in Russia: The Current Status of the Fourth Antitrust Package

CEE Legal Matters Magazine publishes an article by Natalia Korosteleva and Evgeny Bolshakov.

29 April 2014

PaRR publishes commentary by Anna Numerova

The proposed tie-up between Holcim and Lafarge is unlikely to face competition hurdles in Russia. The country’s competition authority, the Federal Antimonopoly Service (FAS), is expected to assess the deal’s impact on regional cement markets, in which the two European companies' presence is largely complementary, said two Moscow-based lawyers.

22 April 2014

Ilona Zekely comments to the Austrian newspaper Wirtschaftsblatt on new currency rules for stabilizing Ukrainian financial sector

Ilona Zekely, Partner of Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners in Ukraine, a regular contributor to Wirtschaftsblatt's newspaper column, comments on new currency rules for stabilizing Ukrainian financial sector.

20 April 2014

Editorial: On CEE, Russia, and St. Petersburg

CEE Legal Matters publishes an article by Ivan Smirnov.

14 April 2014

Ilona Zekely comments to the Austrian newspaper Wirtschaftsblatt on legal consequences of situation in Crimea

Ilona Zekely, Partner of Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners in Ukraine, a regular contributor to Wirtschaftsblatt's newspaper column, comments on legal consequences of situation in Crimea.

1 April 2014

Kyiv Post publishes commentary by Roman Stepanenko on the non-performing loans in Ukraine

Ukraine’s AIS automobile distribution corporation, which is owned by two Party of Regions lawmakers — Dmytro Svyatash and Vasyl Poliakov — has not been repaying a UkrSibbank loan worth $100 million for five years. But after the overthrow of President Viktor Yanukovych, who controlled the party, the bank debt may finally get repaid.

1 April 2014

Oksana Ilchenko comments to Kyiv Post on Ukrainian law schools education, which is more theoretical than practical

Law experts interviewed by the Kyiv Post unanimously agreed that their firms are constantly on the hunt for better-skilled professionals.

12 March 2014

The Moscow News publishes commentary by Pavel Sadovsky

A law to curb piracy came into effect in August 2013. It has proven to be an “efficient instrument” in the fight against copyright infringement, especially since preliminary injunctions from courts became much easier to obtain.

7 March 2014

Kyiv Post publishes commentary by Markiyan Kliuchkovskyi on legal support to athletes at Sochi Winter Olympics 2014

Behind the scenes of the Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, an inconspicuous special tribunal consisting of sports arbitrators and lawyers operated to resolve disputes during the course of competitions.

3 February 2014

Ilona Zekely comments to the Austrian newspaper Wirtschaftsblatt on currency regulations at cross-border transactions in Ukraine

Ilona Zekely, Partner of Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners in Ukraine, a regular contributor to Wirtschaftsblatt's newspaper column, comments on currency regulations at cross-border transactions.

29 January 2014

RUSSIAN UPDATE – Changes in Russian Merger Control Regulations

The XBMA Forum publishes an article by Viatcheslav Yugay on changes in Russian merger control regulations.

9 December 2013

PaRR publishes commentary by Dennis Turovets on competition law in Belarus

Russia’s competition authority, the Federal Antimonopoly Service (FAS), has proposed amendments to eliminate the discrepancy in different definitions of a cartel in Russian competition law and the country’s criminal code, Andrey Tenishev, head of the cartel division at FAS, told PaRR. A definition given to a cartel in antimonopoly law will be integrated into criminal law, he explained.

29 November 2013

Legal Week publishes commentary by Serhii Sviriba on Ukrainian legal market

The financial crisis took a heavy toll on Central and Eastern European economies. But local experts are confident that a recent spate of M&A activity could revive once-flagging deal flow.

21 November 2013

Kyiv Post publishes commentary by Robin Wittering on English law in international transactions

Ukrainian corporate legislation is as young as the country. It sprang up when Ukraine declared its independence in 1991. That’s also when demand for foreign legal counsel among local businesses skyrocketed, a trend that continues today, lawyers say.